Udayanga meets Mahinda insists he will not return to Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga, who is wanted in Sri Lanka over allegations he sold arms to rebels in Ukraine, has met former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Thailand.Weeratunga said in a statement today that he met Rajapaksa when the former President visited Thailand this week. The Government had removed him from diplomatic service and has sought to question him over the allegations that he sold arms to the rebels in Ukraine. Weeratunga also said that he will gather support among Sri Lankans living in Russia and Ukraine against the Government. (Colombo Gazette) Weeratunga however denied the allegations and added that he now lives in Ukraine and if such claims are true the Ukraine Government would have arrested him.He said that the Government has frozen his accounts over false claims and he hopes to raise the issue with the Russian and Ukraine Governments. The former Ambassador said that he has no intention of returning to Sri Lanka since “baseless” allegation have been raised against him by the Government. read more